Considered the "Serengeti of the Sea," Monterey Bay is considered one of the most productive destinations for pelagic trips in the world. The sanctuary provides habitat for 34 species of marine mammals and 94 species of seabirds

California

Bloody Cyn, Sierra Nevada

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The forest at Bosque Pomac is even more parched than at Laquipampa, but it is home to endemics like the Peruvian Plantcutter. Photo by Alfredo Fernandez.

Days 1 and 2 of the World Birding Rally took us into tropical forest, in nearly full sun beneath the thin shade of dusty trees and cacti. It was a stark introduction to the unique Tumbesian region, where an unusual climate has helped create a birder’s wish list of endemic species.